Define your family system. This definition should be supplemented by a graphic representation (i.e. genogram, culturagram, eco-map)
Describe and discuss the key processes of family resilience: Belief Systems, Organizational Patterns, Communication Processes as they apply to yourself and your family. Use Walsh, Chapters 1-6.
Identify current stressors for yourself and your family. Discuss the individual, interpersonal, environmental and community risk factors, including any social, economic and political injustices.
Describe and discuss the current status of the protective mechanisms utilized by yourself and your family. As above, discuss individual, interpersonal, environmental and community protective factors including any social, economic and political supports.
Discuss the impact of race, class, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and differing personal abilities upon family resilience, stressors and protective mechanisms.
Reflect on your experience in conducting an assessment on yourself. How would you deal with these feelings in your trauma-informed work with families?